On the heels of the announcement of the one-of-a-kind relationship with The New York Times, Park Hyatt presented its first event at Park Hyatt New York. An intimate crowd of loyal guests, Times readers, bloggers and culinary enthusiasts gathered to hear an enlightening discussion on the intersection of food, curation and artistry, moderated by The New York Times journalist, Julia Moskin.
The featured speakers were Director of MoMA PS1 and MoMA Chief Curator at Large, Klaus Biesenbach, and world renowned chef, writer and restaurant owner, Yotam Ottolenghi. Each had interesting stories to tell and were generous in giving their thoughts and perspectives on artistry. As both gentlemen adamantly denied being artists themselves, a slideshow of their work was displayed during the conversation, featuring gorgeous food photography and provocative art inspiration.
The cultural luminaries, known for pushing the boundaries in their respective fields, also expressed the need to make sure everyone had a chance to both create and experience art, no matter what the form. Biesenbach mentioned that art is a human right and commented on the importance of art education, while Ottolenghi voiced a desire for his cookbooks to be used to encourage people to spend time in the kitchen. The lively conversation was followed by a delicious Masters of Food & Wine experience of food and cocktail pairings.
For a taste of more unique combinations of masters of craft, visit custom content site, NYTimes.com/TastesMasters.
We are thrilled to announce that Park Hyatt and The New York Times will be collaborating to showcase unique pairings from famous cultural trailblazers.
Through this curated content and event series, we will introduce a variety of pairings for international audiences. The events, led by The New York Times, will pair prominent cultural figures in the fields of art, fashion, food and design. Each presenter will share interesting experiences based on their craft, and discussions will be moderated by The New York Times journalists to make for illuminating and intimate evenings.
Pairings will be tailored to the tastes of Park Hyatt guests, and discussions will be followed by Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine experiences, which will feature locally sourced, seasonal menus crafted by Park Hyatt and The New York Times.
Stay tuned for photos and stories from these exciting events.
In celebration of Father’s Day and families everywhere, this summer Park Hyatt is proud to support Sons+Fathers, a beautiful collection of memoirs dedicated to the bond between father and son. Inspired by Bono and the drawings he made of his father toward the latter years his life, The Irish Hospice Foundation went on to collect the writings, poems, thoughts and songs of prominent men throughout industries around the world.
Understanding that special bond, Tom Pritzker, Executive Chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, contributed his own special forward to this moving book, which is featured in guestrooms at all 36 Park Hyatt hotels worldwide. His story tells of the collaboration he and his father had when building their “home away from home” – the Park Hyatt hotel in Chicago, IL. This would become first of many Park Hyatt hotels, a brand rooted in family legacy, celebrating exceptional food and wine, contemporary art and design and highly personalized service.
We hope guests are inspired by this book, and we welcome everyone to share stories of their own family legacies and memories with #SonsandFathers. To learn more about the origins of Park Hyatt, click here.